Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A Vested Interest

Chambray Jacket

V-neck: Urban Outfitters, Vest: H&M, Chambray Jacket: J.crew, Pants: J.crew, Shoes: 14th & Union via Nordstrom Rack, Bag: Longchamp

I don't know why I look so mad in some of these pictures!  I promise I wasn't.  I think I was just contemplating.  Anyway, today's outfit contains a lot of menswear-inspired pieces: a vest, boyfriend-fitted slacks, a chambray jacket, and charcoal wool slippers (these were once called "smoking slippers").  Can you tell I'm a little obsessed with mixing in menswear into my wardrobe?  Anyway, I love that the weather has cooled down enough that I can start layering more.  I did not fail to do so today!



 I decided to mix it up here with a statement necklace I purchased on eBay.
I bought my red Longchamp bag in Paris when I served there as a missionary for my church.  I remember all the women had them.  Not sure if they still carry them, but it's a classic bag.  My outfit colors were pretty subdued so I thought I'd add in some color that went appropriately with everything.

**Also, I don't know if everyone keeps up with the news, but please keep the victims (and their families) of the attacks in Libya in your thoughts and prayers.  We live in a crazy world.  9/11 reminds me of that every year.

27 comments:

  1. I haven't heard anything about Libya. I definitely don't watch the news enough and I love the layered necklaces.

    Method Clothe

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  2. Super cute vest. Love the look. It gives you a beautiful waist. By the way, you do not look mad in the pictures.
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  3. Great bag. I love the color. And what a cute idea...layering the vest over a T and under chambray.
    I think your non-smiling looks exude a beautiful sultriness. And also a naturalness. It's one of the first things I noticed when I found your blog. I thought to myself that I wished I could photograph with those contemplative looks and not look like I had a serious depressive disorder. haha

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  4. How I like this outfit no words can say! each item looks great!


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  5. mixing menswear is the best! I LOVE seeing outfits with it. you do it well too! You are lucky to have the cooler weather :) I love seeing Fall outfits!

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  6. What happened in Libya is awful....

    But you look beautiful as usual! I love your hair and the tweed vest!

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  7. Love the title, and i LOVE this look! Menswear can sometimes look bland and TOO manly, but I love the way you really girlied this up. I think it's because the pieces fit so well, and the necklace added in there looks fantastic! You are gorgeous Mindy, and a great inspiration!!


    perfectly priya

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  8. i love all the layering going on here! looking great!
    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  9. The vest is classic! I love it with that necklace. I'm married to a Navy Officer and am obsessed with nautical as well, particulary stripes. You just can't go wrong with a style like that :)

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  10. I love the bag! Very cute vest.

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  11. Love your blog! Found you on Clothed Much.
    Now following you! Follow me back via GFC?

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  12. Love this style of the vest and button down!

    Alexis

    swaney e

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  13. Newest follower and love your blog! I just did an outfit post!
    -meandmr.com

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  14. Love the vest and that jean jacket, way too cute girl! I have a fun giveaway on my blog that I think you will like! Check it out: bridgettenicole.blogspot.com
    -Bridgette

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  15. Great outfit! Love every detail of it, especially the vest and bag. The title is awesome btw)

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  16. You definitely know how to rock a vest! I love the layers in this outfit. :)

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  17. love your vest and how you wore your chambray!!
    have to follow you now :)

    happyleeliving.blogspot.com

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  18. Oh my! You are adorable!!! I love love your look! Now following and cannot wait to read more!

    xoxo

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  19. Beautiful! I love your looks. You have great style. Now following!

    Kaeli
    The Broadcloth

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  20. I love the pants, super cute :)
    -Melanie

    P.S. I’m doing a $50 Shabby Apple giveaway on my blog. You should check it out here: http://meandmr.com/post/35113285949/shabby-apple-50-giveaway

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  21. I found you through Clothed Much! Great blog, love your style! You have some gorgeous pieces!

    nbadorestyle.blogspot.com

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  22. Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love it! This is such a darling, layered look! I’ve decided to follow you! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in touch! :)
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  23. Hi Mindy! Just wanted to stop by haven't been online lately, I gave birth on Aug. 30 and haven't had much time. I've missed your blog and in all seriousness could your looks be any cuter? In LOVE with this!

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  24. Hi Mindy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  25. Hello Mindy,

    I love your blog.

    Best regards
    Alexandra

    My first nautical choice are the bracelets from www.29knots.com

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